Government to Pay COVID-19 Related Costs for Treating Uninsured Patients at Medicare Rates

April 10, 2020

On April 3rd the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced that a portion of the $100 billion of funding for health care providers under the CARES Act will be used to cover providers’ costs of delivering COVID-19 care for the uninsured. Providers will be reimbursed at Medicare rates and are not permitted to balance bill uninsured patients for the cost of their care.

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